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WHS Adoptable Animals

The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to build a community where people value animals and treat them with respect and kindness. For more than 128 years, WHS has been saving the lives of animals in need. We offer adoption services that place 9,000 animals in new homes annually, veterinary services that save thousands of lives, educational programs that instill respect for animals, behavior services to assist guardians and a myriad of other initiatives that help end suffering for animals. We depend entirely on private donations to fund our programs and rely on volunteers in nearly every department. If you are interested in adopting, volunteering, enrolling in a class, taking a tour or making a donation, check out our comprehensive web site at The adoptable animals' web pages are updated every 30 minutes!

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Hundreds of cats need homes

Cat Season in Full Swing
Wisconsin Humane Society seeing dramatic increase in cats and kittens

The Wisconsin Humane Society reports that it currently has over 300 cats in its care at the Milwaukee and Ozaukee locations, and over 100 kittens and cats are ready to go home today. The shelter has launched a promotion in which the fee for a second kitten adoption is 50% off, and fees for adult cats are entirely waived.  The shelter hopes to see all 300 cats go home this month. 

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Animal cruelty exemptions in Tues Budget Bill

Today, we are calling Wisconsin legislators asking them to protect the basic needs of animals. The budget bill, which will be voted on tomorrow, gives researchers exemption from all state animal cruelty laws.  

Please, contact your legislators today.  The budget bill is slated for an assembly vote tomorrow and senate vote on Thursday.

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25% OFF Adoptions! Wednesdays Only.


Just announced! WHS is offering 25% off adoptions every Wednesday, through August 31.
See available animals now

Free Summerfest Tickets for Adult Cat Adopters

Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, July 26: Get 2 FREE Summerfest tickets with every adult cat adoption, courtesy of our friends at Briggs and Stratton Corporation. Good until supplies last.

WHS Launches Feline-ality!
Are you purple, orange or green? Feline-ality will help you discover your color personality, allowing you to choose a cat who is right for your lifestyle. Adopters arriving at the Wisconsin Humane Society are asked to fill out a survey (Adobe PDF). It takes less than five minutes.  Learn more.

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